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Dear Friends, 

This is my eighth year as a member of the Lebanon 
Valley College community, my second as president. 
These past two years have been particularly rewarding 
and gratifying for my wife, Mary Warner, and me as we 
have come to know you, the people of this community, 
and to appreciate deeply what you bring to the Valley. 
We have been able to visit with you during alumni 
events, reunions, Alumni Weekend, and Oktoberfest. 
Many of you came to my inauguration last April, and I 
was honored by your presence. Again and again I am 
reminded in conversations with you of your affection for 
this College and of your determination to remain 
connected to the Valley. 

In the pages that follow, you will find stories of some 
of the people who think back on Lebanon Valley College 
with great fondness and respect. These people are 
presented here because of their commitment to giving 
something back to LVC and to assuring the continuance 
of our tradition of a life-long connection between 
graduates and the College. The people in these pages 
represent the many alumni, friends, students, and 
faculty who support this wonderful College in myriad 
ways. 

"Giving back" is the theme of this issue, but the year 
in review incorporates so much more. Our study abroad 
programs continue to flourish. Last year, 84 students 
and two professors studied at our programs around the 
globe. New and ongoing philanthropic initiatives 
continue and help to strengthen our academic programs. 
The revitalized academic center, Lynch Memorial Hall, 
has excited and animated the entire campus. 



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For the second consecutive year, a reunion class, this 
time the Class of 1965, earned the LVC "Triple Crown" 
for reunion giving and participation. They won the 
Founders Cup for having the highest total giving to The 
Valley Fund, The Quittie Cup for having the highest 
class participation in The Valley Fund, and The 
Dutchman Cup for having the highest attendance 
during Alumni Weekend. 

Generous contributions to campus construction 
projects were also received from the Steinman 
Foundation, Dr. Harlan Wengert H'87, Dr. Tibor Sipos 
'64, the Whitaker Foundation, and others. Many of these 
gifts will go toward the revitalization of the Garber 
Science Center, which is the final construction project of 
the $50 million Great Expectations Campaign. 
Groundbreaking for the new building, which will be 
renamed the Neidig-Garber Science Center upon 
completion, will occur in late spring 2006. 

Gifts were also received to support our academic 
programs. The Independence Foundation added to its 
previously established business professorship to create 
the Eugene C. Fish Endowed Chair in Business; the late 
Newton '32 and Adelaide Sanders Burgner '43 provided 
gifts in support of instrumental and chamber music at 
the Valley; and Lloyd Helt 70 and Ruth Gray 
established a professorship in European history in honor 
of the recently deceased Dr. Richard Joyce, professor 
emeritus of history. 

This year has brought new members to our 
community. In addition to new faculty and staff, the 
College welcomed Dr. Ronald Toll, vice president for 



academic affairs and dean of the faculty; the Rev. Dr. 
Paul Fullmer, College chaplain; and Dr. David Rudd, 
professor and chair of the Department of Business and 
Economics. 

Even as we celebrate past achievements, we turn 
toward our tasks for the future. Working closely with 
the Board of Trustees, the College's general officers, 
the faculty, and the entire campus community, we have 
developed a strategic plan that lays out the future 
direction of the College's work in realistic and 
measurable terms. (Alumni and friends of the College 
may view the strategic plan at wtiw.lvc.edu/alumni.) 
This plan will guide our decision making as we 
proceed. Our goal is an ambitious one: we want to 
make Lebanon Valley College the best regional, liberal 
arts/pre-professional college in Pennsylvania. With your 
support and encouragement, we can do this. 

Thank you for all your good wishes and your 
assistance. 



Sincerely, 





Stephen C. MacDonald 
President, Lebanon Valley College 



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Dr. Jim Scott, LVC professor of 
German, leads the procession for 
the Class of 2008 at Convocation. 
Per tradition, the faculty line the 
pathway welcoming the College's 
new class. 



year in review 




These Tiffany Lamps 
(left to right), Dragonfly 
Lamp, Waterlily Orb, and 
Dogwood Lamp, were all 
featured in the exhibit. 



The Wig and Buckle Society 
celebrated its 70th anniversary 
during the 2004-2005 academic 
year. The drama group mounts 
three productions each year — two 
plays and one musical. Catherine 
"Katie" McCarty '07, Charles 
"Chuck" Weber '06, and Robert 
Stech '06 (left) appeared in La 
Mandragola, Machiavelli's comedy 
of lust and greed. Dr. Kevin Pry 
'76, faculty advisor to Wig and 
Buckle, has found records to 
indicate that the first student 
production was The Dover Road in 
1925. Wig and Buckle was 
formed in 1935. 

In the fall of 2004, thirty 
Tiffany lamps lit up the 10th 
anniversary of The Suzanne H. 
Arnold Art Gallery. Friends 
of the Gallery celebrated 
with a "Breakfast at 
Tiffany's" party. The 
lamps, part of the 
exhibition Tiffany by 

Design, came from 
the Neustadt 
Museum of Tiffany 
Art in New York City. 



The Arnold Art Gallery was the 
first venue for the precious 
glasswork outside of New York. 
During the spring of 2005, 
Lebanon Valley College accepted 
the largest freshman class in its 
history — 454 students — and for 
the first time, stopped accepting 
resident freshman deposits on 
May 1 . LVC achieved this growth 
while continuing to choose 
students from a highly qualified 
pool of applicants. In recent years, 
about one third of freshmen have 
been ranked in the top 10 percent 
of their high school classes and 70 



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During the spring of 
2005, Lebanon Vail y 

Collegt accepted tint 
largest freshman class 

in its history — 454 
students — and for the 

first time, stopped 

accepting resident 

freshman deposits on 

May 1. 



percent of the freshmen have been 
ranked in the top 30 percent. 

It was a banner year for LVC 
science students, who won two of 
the top four national awards in 
biochemistry. Seniors Sophia Kwon 
of Enola, a chemistry major, and 
Jordan Newell of Carlisle, a biology 
major, both earned Undergraduate 
Research Achievement Awards in 
April 2005 at the annual meeting 
of the American Society for 
Biochemistry and Molecular 
Biology in San Diego, Calif. Many 
of the judges were internationally 
known scientists. Some of the 
students who competed were from 
major research institutions, 
including Yale, Baylor, and UCLA. 
Kwon earned a full scholarship to 
Princeton University, where she 
joins two other LVC graduates in 
the doctoral program in chemistry, 
Ryan Buzdygon '02 and Christine 
Burgess '04. Newell, who was a 
finalist for a Fulbright, is now 
doing research at the National 
Institutes of Health. Mary Olanich 



'05, a chemistry major, is currently 
a Fulbright scholar in Strasbourg, 
France, conducting biochemistry 
research at the Institute 
of Neurotransmission 
and Neuroendocrine 
Secretion. She is the 14th 
LVC student to win a 
Fulbright award. 



Sophia Kwon '05 was the 
Howard Anthony Neidig 
Award recipient at the 
2005 Commencement. It 
is the College's most 
prestigious award for a 
graduating senior, who is 
chosen by thejaculty. 
Kwon earned a full 
scholarship to Princeton 
University, where she 
joins two other LVC 
graduates in the doctoral 
program in chemistry. 



LVC continues to attract the best 
and brightest students from the 
state and region while retaining 
a small-town atmosphere. Some 
oj these students include (I. to r.) 
Darnell Epps '08, Erica Hanson 
'05, Tyler Frantz '07, and Kate 
Fry '07. 



Another LVC chemistry major, 
Johanna Scarino '06, was one of 
only 10 chemistry majors in the 
country — and one of only 59 
students selected from all the 
sciences nationwide — to present 
her research in April 2004 at the 
Capitol in Washington, D.C. She 
was selected for the undergraduate 
research showcase by the Council 
for Undergraduate Research. While 
there, she met with Pennsylvania 
Senator Rick Santorum to press the 
case for more funding for 
undergraduate research. 




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year in review 





Above: Newly inaugurated President 
Stephen C. MacDonald and his wife, 
Mary Warner, escape from festivities 
in their student-decorated vehicle. 
Below: Shila Williams '05 and Matt 
Grimm '06 were "caught" in the act. 




Nearly 100 delegates repre- 
senting colleges and universities 
from across the country celebrated 
the inauguration of LVC's 17 th 
president, Dr. Stephen C. 
MacDonald. He was appointed to 
the College's highest executive 
office in October 2004 by a 
unanimous vote of the Board of 
Trustees. MacDonald had served as 
vice president for academic affairs 
and dean of the faculty at the 
College since 1998. In May 2004, 
he stepped up to the role of acting 
president after former President G. 
David Pollick, Ph.D., left the 
College to become president of 
Birmingham-Southern College in 
Alabama. 



Lebanon Valley College 

was the only small, 

private liberal arts 

college in tint country to 

win a national "Grand 

Award" from The 
Professional Grounds 
Management Society. 




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Lebanon Valley College was 
the only small, private liberal arts 
college in the country to win a 
national "Grand Award" from The 
Professional Grounds Management 
Society. Eight much larger colleges 
and universities in the United 
States also won "Grand Awards." 
Other schools honored with LVC 
were: The California Institute of 
Technology, the University of 
Missouri-Rolla, the University of 
Texas at Austin, and Wake Forest 
University. 



Left: Numerous LVC alumni and 
friends have selected the College's 
award-winning Peace Garden as the 
perfect place for wedding and 
graduation photography. 



Right: The College recently 
renovated the Lynch Gymnasium 
into a high-tech academic facility. 
Students and faculty now gather at 
the coffee bar on the floor where the 
historic gym long stood. 



The revitalized Lynch 
Memorial Hall was dedicated in 
April 2004 as an all-academic 
building. The heart of the new 
space, The Synodinos Commons, is 
a light-filled atrium that was a gift 
of Lancaster philanthropist Dr. 
Suzanne H. Arnold H '96 in 
memory of late LVC President 
John A. Synodinos H'96. The open 
gathering area is surrounded by 
new classrooms, a lecture hall, 
faculty offices, and a library, which 
was also dedicated that day. The 
Kiyofumi Sakaguchi Mathematics 
Library, a gift from The Prudential 
Foundation, was dedicated in 
memory of Kiyofumi Sakaguchi, a 
1967 graduate of LVC who was the 
former president and CEO of 





Prudential International 
Insurance Group and executive 
vice president of Prudential 
Financial, Inc. 

In July 2004, response to 
The Mary E. Hoffman Sym- 
posium at LVC, titled Music 
Education: Inheriting a Legacy, 
was overwhelmingly enthus- 
iastic. The symposium, which 
took years of planning, brought 
14 well known music educators 
to campus to lead over 100 
participants in discussions on 
the major topics facing their 
profession. 



Left: Dr. Suzanne H. Arnold H'96, 
honorary trustee, and Dr. Stephen 
C. MacDonald, LVC president (both 
center), were joined by College 
faculty, friends, and trustees in April 
2004 at the Lynch Memorial Hall 
Rededication Ceremony. 




Mary E. Hoffman 



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perspective 




When she was hired in 1963 as the first black teacher in 
the Lebanon County public schools, the United States 
was in the midst of the tumultuous Civil Rights 
Movement. Yet Dr. Albertine "Tina" Washington 
H'91, then just 21 years old, remembers receiving a 
warm welcome from the nearly all-white Lebanon community. "People 
really reached out and embraced us," she recalls. Her husband, Leonard, 
served as a social worker at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. 

Ironically, it was her experience growing up in segregated Gulfport, 
Miss., that made the transition easy. Coming from a small town, she says, 
helped me to adapt to another small community. And segregation had 
brought her a gift in Gulfport: all the teachers, doctors, and lawyers in town, 
her "excellent role models," were black like she was. So the 1961 graduate 
from historically black Dillard College in New Orleans easily slipped into 
her professional identity as an elementary school teacher in the North. 

She was proud of her heritage, but she knew she would not let her skin 
color define her. Washington became a favorite teacher to many of her 
students, and, in 1991 while teaching fourth grade at Henry Houck 
Elementary School, Washington was named Pennsylvania Teacher of the 
Year. The College recognized her the same year with an honorary doctorate 
in pedagogy. 

Washington had first become involved with LVC as a parent when her 
daughter, Tracy Alana '85, transferred to LVC from Georgetown 
University. In 1995, then-LVC President John Synodinos H'96 recruited 
Washington for the Board of Trustees, where she has worked on several 
committees and has been keenly interested in the College's commitment to 
diversity. "Part of the responsibility of the College is to educate young 
people to live with and respect all kinds of people," she says. "When we 
talk about diversity, it is important to note that we are discussing all forms 
of diversity, including race, religion, and gender." 

Tchet Dorman, the College's director of multicultural affairs, says, 
"Tina 'keeps it real' and reflects the best of our community. She 
continually shares her insights into the LVC community and culture, 
provides connections to resources throughout the county and region, and, 
most importantly, is nurturing to students, faculty, and staff." 

"When you are giving back to LVC," she says, "that giving is going 
worldwide with the students wherever they go." 



Elmira Selh '06, pictured right with Dr. Washington, is 
a business administration major from Nairobi, Kenya. 



Dr. Albertine 

"Tina" Washington 

H'91 & Elmira 

Sellu '06 

"When you are giving 
back to LVC, that 

giving is going 
worldwide with the 
students wherever 
they go." — Washington 



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opportunity 



Ben Bamford '03 

LVC provided the 
latitude that I needed 

to accomplish my 
academic goals while 1 

pursued my career. 
— Bamjord 



During the 10 years he pursued his LVC psychology degree, 
part time and at night, Ben Bamford '03 never left 
Lancaster to take a single course at Lebanon Valley 
College's Annville campus, and he never had an 
internship — now considered essential by many college 
students and professors. "I was my own intern," he says, laughing. After all, 
Bamford was too busy building and rebuilding apartment units to do 
anything other than squeeze in evening courses at LVC's former Lancaster 
Center. 

"Bottom line, I wouldn't change the approach I took at all. LVC 
provided the latitude that I needed to accomplish my academic goals while 
I pursued my career." As an entrepreneur, he could afford to take off the 
afternoon to focus on his studies. And, he was so successful that even before 
he graduated three years ago, students were calling him on their own 
asking for internships. 

In 2005, after years of working with his real estate partners and in the 
construction division of EG Stoltzfus, a Lancaster building firm, he became 
senior development manager for High Associates, Ltd., a division of the 
High Real Estate Group with interests from Pennsylvania to Florida. 
Bamford, now 41, enjoys giving students the kind of hands-on experience 
that he created for himself as a young entrepreneur. 

"It gives them a chance to learn more about the business from the inside 
out and see whether or not it's for them," he explains. Over the years, 
Bamford has had about a dozen LVC interns as well as others from 
Franklin & Marshall and Elizabethtown colleges. "Internships normally 
offer a wide array of contacts for students to use in their career searches 
prior to graduation — and they offer employers a source for future 
employees." 

Bamford emphasizes to employers that it is important to provide interns 
with meaningful tasks. It is also important, he notes, for the employer to 
convey how the task will fit into their business model and to discuss how it 
will enhance their competitive advantage in the marketplace. 





President's Report 11 




appreciation 





he memories that Lois Brongmiller '61 carries of her student 
days at Lebanon Valley College revolve around music — playing 
three instruments; appeasing demanding professors; performing 
with the marching band, orchestra, and choir; and being 

^^2 allowed to broaden her horizons beyond musical boundaries. 

As a music education major attending the College on a scholarship, she 
was able to lead the whirlwind musician's life, but still have the 
opportunity to write for the College newspaper and yearbook. After 
graduating and teaching music in schools, she served for over a decade on 
the board of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, including a period as 
president, and became deeply involved with the much-heralded 
reconstruction of the Allentown Symphony Hall. 

Over the years, she never forgot what that scholarship meant to her, and 
because of this, she established a music education scholarship fund at the 
College. Katie Meo '08, a member of the student-run theatre organization, 
The Wig and Buckle Society, as well as the Concert Choir and Chamber 
Choir, is one of the students benefiting from the scholarship. 

"Lois Brongmiller has been a tremendous help with my financial 
situation, and I just can't tell you how grateful my parents and I are to 
her," says Meo in between studying for an exam and auditioning for the 
musical Cabaret. "I absolutely love Lebanon Valley College, and I 
appreciate the fact that if it were not for Mrs. Brongmiller and her gift to 
me, I might not be here right now." 

Brongmiller, whose parents were educators, recognizes that a 
scholarship can mean the difference between a student pursuing his or her 
passion, like music, or having to take on extra work to pay for college. 
"Music is a necessary part of life," she says. "I want to make it possible for 
young people to do what I was able to do in college." 



Lois Brongmiller 
'61 

"I want to make it 

possible for young 

people to do 

what I was able 

to do in college." 

— BrcmgrniUet 



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experience 



Steve Roberts '65, 

Darwin Glick '58 

(center), & 

Sam Willman '67 

"...I know that I am 

helping to provide 

lots of young people 

with an experience 

similar to mine." 

— Willman 



Take three smart, successful businessmen who earned degrees in 
economics and business, and ask them about the value they 
place on their own education at Lebanon Valley College and 
you will hear the following: "I always tell students that a 
liberal arts education, regardless of what you do in life, is the 
best preparation you can have," says Steve Roberts '65, CEO of the 
EchoData Group and a member of the College's Board of Trustees. His 
fellow trustees, Darwin Glick '58, a certified public accountant, and Sam 
Willman '67, president of Delta Packaging, concur. "Today the College 
offers the same spirit and education all the Dutch kids got in our day, but 
even better!" Glick adds. 

They remember the College from a different era, one where old Army 
surplus buildings were prominent on campus, where sophisticated pranks 
helped define the campus ethos, and where international conflict hit home 
more closely than it does today. 

They still recognize the best of what made their college education so 
crucial to their success — close, personal interactions with professors and 
bonds forged with other students through extracurricular groups and 
teams outside the classroom. Recognizing how the College created 
opportunities for them, each man accepted the demanding role of trustee. 
Now, they work for the financial advancement of Lebanon Valley College. 

Each has a unique way of encouraging fellow alumni to contribute to 
the College. "I am not an evangelist by nature," says Willman, "but by 
helping raise money for Lebanon Valley College, I know that I am helping 
to provide lots of young people with an experience similar to mine." 

Roberts adds, "My mission with alumni is to suggest that they give 
their time and financial resources to anything that is important to them. 
Hopefully, LVC will be on that list." 

Glick challenges alumni to look at the educational experience and where 
it has taken them in their lifetimes. "That is hard to replace," he says. "No 
matter what era you attended college or what you paid in tuition, you can 
never fully repay that great experience in dollars." 





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family 





udy Taylor '75 and her teenage daughter, Natalie, came to a 
crossroads in the fall of 1997. Natalie, a senior and star field hockey 
player at Lower Dauphin High School, was interested in attending 
Gettysburg College, but her mother pushed for Lebanon Valley 
College. She convinced a reluctant Natalie to attend an LVC- 
Gettysburg field hockey match in Annville, where Natalie met 
then-Head Coach Kathleen Tierney, now the LVC athletic director. As 
Natalie remembers, "everything clicked." Judy's daughter joined the 
Flying Dutchmen and graduated from LVC in 2002 with degrees in 
international business and Spanish. 

Since that auspicious game, mother and daughter have agreed on much 
about the College. Natalie already serves as the youngest member of the 
Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, as a Valley Ambassador, and on the 
Recent Graduate Committee. She also helps recruit field hockey players for 
LVC and College graduates for her company, Thrivent Financial for 
Lutherans. 

Judy, a music teacher, and her husband, Attalee, became members of 
the Parents Advisory Board. "I loved having parents who were involved on 
so many levels at my school," Natalie remarks. Since then, Judy has also 
served as a Valley Ambassador and was recognized by the Admission Office 
with its Carmean Award for her work in helping to recruit students to the 
Valley. She is also involved with Senior Send-Off Day, LVC Live, the 
Alumni Awards Committee, and the Alumni Council. 

One sentiment they share about the College is how important it is for 
alumni to give of themselves to LVC. "I believe too many alumni think 
that the only way they can give back to LVC is by giving the College 
money," says Judy. "Although we do give monetarily to the College, it can 
not match the personal enrichment you can gain by being involved with 
the future of Lebanon Valley." 

"Giving back," says Natalie, "keeps the connection strong with 
something that meant so much to me." 

"When we volunteer together for the College," says Judy, "we offer two 
generational views of LVC, but with a similar memory of the great 
education we received here." 



Judy Taylor 75 & 
Natalie Taylor '02 

"Giving back 

keeps the 

connection strong 

with something 

that meant 

so much to me." 

— Natalie Taylor 



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music 



Michael Gamon '06 

& Dr. Johannes 

Dietrich 

"She was a 
vivacious lady, 

full of life. 

She was really 

excited about what 

the students were 

doing musically." 

— Dietrich 




When Michael Gamon '06 plays the College's 200- 
year-old viola, the tones he hears have a depth and 
richness that can only come from a truly fine 
instrument. The senior music major from 
Middletown is deeply grateful to the late Adelaide 
Sanders Burgner '43 for providing him with the opportunity to use the 
antique viola while he's a student here. 

Her passion for music and for the musical development of students like 
him at Lebanon Valley College inspired Burgner to donate not only the 
viola, but also a 200-year-old violin. When she died in April, she left an 
additional $1 million to the LVC Music Department. Her gift will be used 
to endow a professorship in instrumental music, a musical instrument 
fund, and a chamber music fund. Her deceased husband, Lt. Col. Newton 
Burgner '32, is also recognized through The Newton and Adelaide 
Burgner Endowed Professorship in Instrumental Music. 

"Her donations provide a huge opportunity for students like me," says 
Gamon, who last year was one of three students to share the College's 
prestigious Concerto-Aria Prize. "I am able to play on wonderful 
instruments that I would be otherwise unable to afford, and I have the 
chance to play and grow musically . . . the viola is an incredible piece to 
play because of its history." 

Burgner's generosity also inspires the Music Department's professors, 
such as Dr. Johannes Dietrich, an assistant professor of music. "She has 
made me want to teach even better and to provide as many opportunities 
as possible for our students," says Dietrich, who directs the LVC Symphony 
Orchestra and teaches stringed instruments and conducting. "She was a 
vivacious lady, full of life," Dietrich recalls, smiling. "She was really 
excited about what the students were doing musically." 

Following her graduation from LVC in 1943 with a music degree, 
Burgner became the first woman to play with the Reading Symphony 
Orchestra, and she also taught at Lebanon High School for 1 1 years. The 
violin and viola she donated to LVC had belonged to her mother, and after 
years of playing them herself, Burgner passed them on to the College. 

Her generosity will allow her love of music to live on at the Valley for 
years to come. "We will continue the tradition of turning out fine 
musicians here at LVC," Dietrich notes. 




President's Report 19 




time 





ere at the Valley, a student-athlete can look around at any 
sporting event and find many familiar faces in the crowd. 
Dr. Phil Billings, professor of English, and Peg Kauffman, 
assistant athletic director and women's basketball head 
coach, are two of the most recognizable faces for student- 
athletes at LVC. Both have dedicated countless hours of their free time to 
cheering on their educational charges. 

"It is amazing how often the students mention that they saw me at one 
of their games," comments Billings who has taught at the Valley for 36 
years. "They always seem so grateful. I hope that my attendance helps 
build a family environment. I guess I do it partly as a favor to the students, 
but mostly I feel it's they who are doing me a favor. I want to thank them 
for all the great entertainment they give me." 

For Kauffman, who is in her 13th season as head coach, her relationship 
with student-athletes is more hands on, but she shares the same 
appreciation for the games as Billings. "I love all sports. I enjoy attending 
events and seeing our student-athletes compete. When I played, I 
appreciated the support of other coaches and players, I would imagine our 
athletes feel the same," Kauffman says. 

Kauffman also stresses how important it is to build relationships with 
student-athletes. "I have an open-door policy with my players. They know 
that they can come to me with anything," she says. "I think it's important 
to build a good rapport with your athletes and their families; this 
relationship starts during the recruiting process and grows when they come 
to campus." Kauffman has made the extra effort to get to know student- 
athletes outside of their respective sports. 

Likewise, Billings has made a similar effort. "If you teach at a school 
like LVC, you get to know your students outside of the classroom. I like 
that a lot. I definitely found the right school for me." 



Dr. Phil Billings 

& 

Coach Peg 
Kauffman 

"I hope that my 

attendance helps 

build a family 

environment" 

— BiHings 



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Consolidated Report oj Gifts and Grants to Lebanon Valley College 



1 

2004-2005 


CURRENT OPERATIONS 


ENDOWMENT 








CUMULATIVE TOTAL 




CAPITAL 


i 
Donors 

... 1 


Dollars 

_ . 1 


INDIVIDUALS 










Trustees* 


[$125,132 


$138,200 


$3,651,993 


40 


$3,915,325] 


Alumni 


$650,006 


$517,450 


$4,093,628 


3,387 


$5,261,084 


Friends 


$91,357 


$211,927 


$374,266 


666 


$677,550 


Parents 


$72,883 


$46,733 


$32,123 


1053 


$151,739 


CORPORATIONS 










Outright Gifts 


$39,524 


$35,125 


$47,000 


171 


$121,649 


Matching Gifts 


$56,987 


$23,355 


$13,969 


83 


$94,311 


FOUNDATIONS 


$152,894 


$116,923 


$489,133 


27 


$758,950 


CHURCH 


$15,659 






2 


$15,659 


OTHER 


$47,129 


$4,129 


$4,375 


23 


$55,633 


PRIVATE GIFTS TOTAL 


$1,126,439 


$955,642 


$5,054,494 


5,412 


$7,136,575 








CURRENT OPERATIONS 


ENDOWMENT 


CAPITAL 


MISC/OTHER 


CUMULATIVE TOTAL 


!7iT 


>3-2| 


I 
Donors 

1 


Dollars 

1 






INDIVIDUALS 












Trustees* 


[$102,350 


$132,828 


$228,343 


$31,693 


44 


$495,213] 


Alumni 


$711,123 


$465,585 


$731,960 


$31,693 


3,460 


$1,940,361 


Friends 


$139,977 


$89,984 


$889,583 




544 


$1,119,544 


Parents 


$74,308 


$92,542 


$27,929 




815 


$194,779 


CORPORATIONS 












Outright Gifts 


$32,719 


$46,008 


$125,400 




97 


$204,127 


Matching Gifts 


$56,344 


$22,325 


$15,806 




84 


$94,475 


FOUNDATIONS 


$139,271 


$48,624 


$102,000 




24 


$289,895 


CHURCH 


$16,689 








3 


$16,689 


OTHER 


$42,436 


$4,285 


$4,535 




20 


$51,256 


PRIVATE GIFTS TOTAL 


$1,212,867 


$769,353 


$1,897,213 




5,047 


$3,911,126 


* Categories overlap; trustees are inc 


uded in alumni, friends, and parent 









22 Lebanon Valley College 



Statement of Activities 



For years ended June 30 



OTHER ADDITIOi 





2005 


2004 


EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL: 


Tuition and Fees 


(net of institutional financial aid) 


$22,486,977 


$21,331,839 


Government Grants 


1,700,928 


1,695,988 


Gifts and Private Grants 


4,554,520 


2,771,967 


Endowment/Investment Income 


905,725 


865,134 


AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES 


9,831,742 


9,404,753 


INTEREST ON LOANS 


5,094 


6,282 


GAINS ON INVESTMENTS, NET 


2,025,279 


3,849,139 




TOTAL REVENUE AND OTHER ADDITIONS 


$41,510,265 


$39,925,102 



0% INTEREST ON LOANS 



24% AUXILIARY 
ENTERPRISES 



2% 

ENDOWMENT/ 
INVESTMENT 
INCOME 

11% GIFTS AND 
PRIVATE GRANTS 



4% GOVERNMENT GRANTS 



5% GAINS ON 
INVESTMENTS, NET 




54% TUITION 
AND FEES (net 
of institutional 
financial aid) 



Figures comply with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) Nos. 1 16, 117, and 124. 
Source: 2004-05 audited financial statements, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP 



EXPENDITURES AND OTHER DEDUCTIONS 





2005 


2004 


EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL: 


Instruction 


$13,613,122 


$13,556,451 


Academic Support 


2,318,833 


2,199,421 


Student Services 


3,143,297 


3,007,310 


Public Services 


485,638 


488,695 


Operation and Maintenance of Plant 


3,353,484 


2,960,663 


General Institution 


6,304,605 


5,844,144 


Student Aid (government) 


664,803 


706,062 


AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES 


5,923,264 


6,010,036 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND 


OTHER DEDUCTIONS 


$35,807,046 


$34,772,782 


CHANGE IN NET ASSETS 


5,703,219 


5,152,320 


NET ASSETS BEGINNING OF YEAR 


$75,102,689 


$69,950,369 


NET ASSETS END OF YEAR 


$80,805,908 


$75,102,689 



17% AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES 



STUDENT AID 
(government) 



18% GENERAL 
INSTITUTION 



9% OPERATION AND 
MAINTENANCE OF PLANT 

1% PUBLIC SERVICES 




38% INSTRUCTION 



6% ACADEMIC SUPPORT 
9% STUDENT SERVICES 



President's Report 23 



24 Lebanon Valley College 



Board o] Trustees 2004-2005 
Board Officers 



William Lehr Jr. 
Dr. E.H. Arnold H'87 
Katherine J. Bishop 
Harry B. Yost '62 
Beth Esler 

Deborah R. Fullam '81 
Darwin G. Glick '58 



Chair 

Vice Chair 

Vice Chair 

Secretary 

Assistant Secretary 

Treasurer 
Assistant Treasurer 



2004-2005 BOARD 

Kristen R. Angstadt 74, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
Supervisor of Pupil Services, Capital Area Intermediate 
Unit #15 (2007) 

E.H. Arnold, B.A., L.H.D. 

Chairman of the Board, Arnold Logistics (2005) 

Katherine J. Bishop, B.A., M.S. 

President, Lebanon Seaboard Corporation (2006) 

Marie G. Bongiovanni, B.A., M.B.A., M.L.A. 
Professor and Chair, Department of English (2007) 

Edward Breen, B.S., D.H.L. 

Chairman and CEO, Tyco International (2007) 

Gregory Couturier '06, 

Student, Lebanon Valley College (2006) 

The Rev. Alfred T. Day III, B.A., M.Div. 

Senior Pastor First United Methodist Church (2007) 

Wesley T. Dellinger '75, P'05, B.S., CRS, GRI, CSP 
Realtor, Brownstone Real Estate (2006) 

Ronald J. Drnevich, B.S. 

President, Gannett Fleming, Inc. (2005) 

Scott H. Eggert, B.F.A., M.A., D.M.A. 

Professor of Music, Lebanon Valley College (2005) 

Darwin G. Glick '58, B.S. 

Retired President, Glick, Stanilla and Siegel, C.P.A. 

(2005) 

Stacy A. Goodman, B.S., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Biology, Lebanon Valley College 

(2007) 

Robert E. Harbaugh 74, B.S., M.D. 

Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, 

Penn State College of Medicine (2006) 

Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, B.A., M.Ed. 

Chief Executive Officer, A.S.K. Foods, Inc. (2005) 

John F.JurasitsP'03, B.S. 

Retired Vice President, Solution Technologies, Inc. (2006) 

F. Obai Kabia 73, B.S., M.P.A. 

Political Affairs Officer, United Nations (2007) 

Malcolm L. Lazin '65, B.S., J.D. 

Founder and Executive Director, Equality Forum (2005) 

William Lehr Jr., B.B.A., J.D. 

Retired Senior Vice President and Secretary, Hershey 

Foods Corporation (2005) 

Stephen C. MacDonald, B.A., Ph.D. 
President, Lebanon Valley College 

James M. Mead, B.S., M.A. 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Blue 

Cross (2006) 

+James A. Mitchell Jr. '58, B.S., M.B.A. 

Retired Corporate Insurance Manager, E.I. DuPont de 

Nemours and Co. (2007) 



Lauren C. Nickey '05 

Student, Lebanon Valley College (2005) 

John S. Oyler, A.B., J.D. 

Partner, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (2006) 

Thomas E. Philips, B.A., M.B.A. 
Retired, Merrill Lynch & Co. (2007) 

George M. Reider Jr. '63, B.S. 

Retired Insurance Executive and Former Insurance 

Commissioner, State of Connecticut (2007) 

Thomas C. Reinhart '58, B.S., L.H.D. 
Owner/President, T.C.R. Packaging, Inc. (2005) 

Richard T. Reynolds, B.S. 

President, Reynolds Construction Management, Inc. 

(2005) 

Stephen H. Roberts '65, B.S. 

President, Echo Data Services, Inc. (2007) 

Elyse E. Rogers 76, B.A., J.D. 

Partner, Keefer Wood Allen & Rahal, LLP (2006) 

Frank R. Sourbeer 72, B.A. 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Wilsbach 

Distributors, Inc. (2006) 

Albertine P. Washington, B.A., P.D. 

Retired Elementary Teacher, Lebanon School District 

(2007) 

J. Dennis Williams, B.A, M.Div., D.Min., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, St. John's United Methodist Church 
(2006) 

Samuel A. Willman '67, B.S., M.Com. 
President, Delta Packaging, Inc. (2005) 

Harry B. Yost '62, B.S., J.D., LL.M. 

Attorney and Senior Partner, Appel & Yost (2006) 

EMERITI 

Raymond H. Carr, Ph.B., LL.B. 

Realtor; Commercial and Industrial Developer 

Ross W. Fasick '55, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., L.H.D. 

Retired Senior Vice President, E.I. DuPont de Nemours 

and Co. 

Eugene C. Fish, Esq., B.S., J.D., L.H.D. 
Chairman and President, Peerless Industries, Inc.; 
Chairman of the Board, Eastern Foundry Company; 
Managing Partner, Romeika, Fish and Scheckter 

Eugene R. Geesey '56, B.S. 
Retired, Owner/President, CIB Inc. 

Martin L. Gluntz '53, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 

Retired Vice President, Technical Services, Hershey 

International Division, Hershey Foods Corporation 

The Rev. Thomas W. Guinivan '39, A.B., B.D., 

M.Div., D.D. 

Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Elaine G. Hackman '52, B.A. 
Retired Business Executive 

Gerald D. KaufFman '44, A.B., B.D., M.Div., D.D. 
Officer of the Courts, County of Cumberland; Pastor 
Emeritus, Grace United Methodist Church, Carlisle 

+Allan W. Mund, LL.D., D.B.A. 

Retired Chairman of the Board, Ellicott Machine 

Corporation 

Harold S. Peiffer '42, A.B., S.T.M., Th.M., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Kenneth H. Plummer 

Retired President, E.D. Plummer Sons, Inc. 



Bruce R. Rismiller '59, B.A., M.Ed. 

Retired Executive Vice President, Northwest Airlines 

F. Allen Rutherford Jr. '37, B.S., LL.D. 
Retired, Ernst & Young C.P.A. 

Daniel L. Shearer '38, A.B., B.D., M.S.T., S.T.M., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church, Central Penn 
Conference 

Morton Spector, L.H.D. 

Treasurer, Design House Kitchens and Appliances, LLC 

+The Honorable John Walter '53, B.S., J.D. 
Retired President Judge, Lebanon County Court of 
Common Pleas; Associate, Kreamer Funeral Home, Inc. 

Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44, B.S., Ph.D., D.Sci. 
Retired Consultant (Chemical Carciogenesis and 
Toxicology), National Cancer Institute 

Harlan R. Wengert, B.S., M.B.A., D.Sci. 

Retired Chairman of the Board, Wengert 's Dairy, Inc. 

E.D. Williams Jr., L.H.D. 
Private Investor 



HONORARY 

Suzanne H. Arnold, L.H.D. 

Community Leader and Philanthropist 

Bishop Neil L. Irons, B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D., D.D. 
Bishop, The United Methodist Church 

Anne B. Sweigart, B.S., LL.D., L.H.D., D.P.S. 
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, D&E 
Communications, Inc. 

Bishop Peter D. Weaver, B.A., M.Div., Th.D, D.D., 

LL.D. 

Resident Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of The United 

Methodist Church 

ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE 

Stephen H. Roberts '65, Chair 

Samuel A. Willman '67, Vice Chair 

Kristen R. Angstadt 74 

Marie G. Bongiovanni 

Wesley T. Dellinger 75 

Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger 

Darwin G. Glick '58 

John F. Jurasits P'03 

Jean & John Layne P'05 

William Lehr Jr. 

Stephen C. MacDonald 

Julie Matthews-Salvo '88 

Lauren Nickey '05 

Thomas E. Philips 

Alexander Reber '07 

Thomas C. Reinhart '58 

Elyse E. Rogers 76 



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Portrait Photography: John T. Consoli 

Other Photography: Kelly Alsedek, A. Pierce Bounds, 

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